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More attacks on Table Mountain-please take care

I have received with concern three reports of attacks on hikers in the Skeleton Gorge – Newlands Forest – Rhodes Memorial area during this week (10 – 14 May).

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Koyamada repeats The story of 2 worlds!

Dai Koyamada has made the 2nd ascent of Dave Graham’s The story of 2 worlds on the Dreamtime boulder in Cresciano.

Hazel Findlay – 5.13R – Indian Creek

British climber Hazel Findlay has ticked the run-out and tenuous test-piece of Air Sweden (5.13R) at Indian Creek, USA.

Major New Route on Alaska’s Mt. Bradley

On their second attempt, Americans Mark Allen and Graham Zimmerman completed a significant new route on Mt. Bradley (9,100′/2,774m) in the Ruth Gorge of Alaska in early April.

TUTU Casts His Vote for Table Mountain

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged Capetonians, their fellow South Africans and international fans to cast their vote for Table Mountain in the Official New7Wonders of Nature campaign.

Baboons outwit border staff

Beit Bridge baboons are making monkeys out of the nature conservation officials sent to prevent them stealing from people at the Limpopo border post, says Independent Democrats MP Joe McGluwa.

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Everest wrap-up: Sherpas open trail to the top – summit waves ahead

Working sherpas on the south side bagged the season’s first Everest summits today. Hordes of climbers will follow as soon as the current rough weather conditions improve.

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Adam Ondra tours and tears up Malham Cove and Kilnsey in England

Young Adam Ondra is visiting Britain, in particular the climbs at Malham Cove and Kilnsey where he has climbed and attempted some of the hardest routes in the country established by Steve McClure.

Korean defends climbing claim after doubts raised

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – South Korean climber Oh Eun-sun on Monday defended her claim to be the first woman to scale all 14 of the world’s peaks over 8,000 metres after doubts were raised over one of her climbs last year.

China, Nepal resolve Mt Everest height row

The great mountain lies on the border between the two countries and they have disagreed for nearly 150 years over its exact height, which Nepal had put at 8,848 metres (29,029 feet) — nearly 13 feet more than the measurement used by China.

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